Safeguarding & Online Safety

Safeguarding Contacts

Our school community has a duty to safeguard and promote the welfare of children. This means that we have a Safeguarding Policy and have procedures in place to ensure that Child Protection issues are dealt with efficiently and appropriately.  All staff, including our support staff, are aware of our procedures and parents and carers are welcome to read our school Safeguarding policy. Sometimes we may need to share information and work in partnership with other agencies when there are concerns about a child’s welfare.

We will always ensure that our concerns about our students are discussed with their parents/carers first, unless there is reason to believe that this is not in the child’s best interests.  If you have any concerns for a child or vulnerable adult then speak to one of the following who have been approved as safeguarding officers.

Laura McTeare

Designated Safeguarding Lead

Mrs Laura McTeare, Deputy Headteacher 
Telephone: 01209 203700/ 07935714817

E Clemence

Deputy Designated Safeguarding Officer

Mr Eugene Clemence, Senior Lead Inclusion and Community
Telephone 01209 203700

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Deputy Designated Safeguarding Officer

Mr Mike McGovern, Mental Health Lead Practitioner
Telephone: 01209 203700


Safeguarding Officers

Mr D Bartlett, Assistant Headteacher

Miss K Skilbeck, SENDCO

Mr B Tame, Pastoral Lead

Mr R Exelby, Pastoral Lead

Mrs L Rogers, Pastoral Lead

Miss D Goodman, Pastoral Lead

Mrs L Collins, Pastoral Lead

Mr M Anderson, Pastoral Lead

Mr W Davey, Pastoral Lead

Mrs D Nicholas, Assistant SENDCO

Mrs C Clarke, Student Welfare Lead

Mrs J Toy, Pastoral Administrator

Staff, students and parents are to make contact with a Designated Safeguarding Lead if there is any concern with regard to the safeguarding of children at Redruth School.

The Pastoral Team supports our students with meeting their social, emotional and welfare needs.

Useful Links

If you have concerns either for yourself or someone else, and would like to get in touch with someone confidentially at the school, please use the Whisper link below:


If you are worried about online sexual abuse or the way CEOP logosomeone has been communicating with you please click the CEOP logo. 

Child Protection and Safeguarding Child on Child Abuse 

Online Safety Policy

How can I keep my child safe? CIoS online guide for parents and carers

The NRM -  a Guide for Parents

Parental Support

Online Safety

There is plenty of guidance available for students and parents on how to be safe online. Our staff members are always available to give advice on any concerns you may have. Further information, including guides to apps can be found here:

Internet Safety

Useful links on this topic:

UK Safer Internet Centre - Resources for 11-19

Internet Matters – Interactive video

NSPCC – Online safety

Child Sexual Exploitation

Child Sexual Exploitation can happen anywhere, including Cornwall.  

Child Sexual Exploitation is child abuse involving children and young people receiving something, such as attention, affection, gifts, alcohol, drugs or accommodation in exchange for something the perpetrator wants. It can affect any child or young person under the age of 18. It is everyone’s responsibility to look for potential indicators of exploitation and practitioners need to know where to get help for victims.

Useful links on this topic:

What is CSE?

Devon and Cornwall Police 101 link 

NSPCC-CSE information

Say Something - Child Sexual Exploitation Free 24/7 Helpline:  116 000

Safechildren CIOS – Contacts and Guides


Child Sexual Exploitation - Myths Vs Reality

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Cases of Sexting show how impulsive children can be when using mobile phones.

In response, a new app SelfieCop teaches children to Stop-&-Think before taking or sharing photos. It works in 2 ways: (

  1. Everytime the camera is activated a message appears to remind children that their photos could (ultimately) be seen by anyone.
  2. SelfieCop can also send parents a copy of photos taken by the camera, so they can be reviewed for safety (until their children are older).

By deterring Sexting the app also helps to:

  • Reduce cyberbullying. 
  • Restore discipline in the classroom.
  • Prevent the criminalisation of children.

"SelfieCop is a useful tool that can help parents safeguard their children's online activities." ISPCC


Useful links on this topic:

NSPCC – Advice for Parents

NSPCC – Advice for Professionals

Mental Health

Good mental health is essential for the well-being of all learners.

Useful links on this topic:

Young Minds – Advice for Students

Minded – An Educational Resource

Happy Maps - Advice and Guidance for Parents


We have a staff members trained in Bereavement Councilling. Students are informed that they can receive the help they need from our dedicated Welfare team.  

Useful links on this topic:

Contacts for Students

Useful Websites

Child Bereavement UK – a guide for teenagers

Child Bereavement UK – a guide for schools

Extremism & Radicalisation

There is no single route to radicalisation. However, there are some behavioural traits that could indicate a child has been exposed to radicalising influences. It is important for everyone to educate themselves on the signs and a guide to picking up on behaviours.

Useful links on this topic:

Educate Against Hate – Practical advice for teachers, parents and school leaders

Self Harm

Self-harm is when someone intends to hurt themselves or chooses to inflict pain on themselves in some way. There are plenty on online resources and agencies that can provide support to young persons in these situations.

If you suspect a student is self-harming it is important to report it to one of our Designated Safeguarding Leads.

Useful links on this topic:

Cornwall Healthy Schools – Resources and Guides

Savvy – Self-Harm Information for Parents

Beacon House – Self-Harm Article


FGM (Female Genital Mutilation) can be a form of child abuse.  It is illegal to practise FGM in the UK or to take girls out of the UK for FGM.

Useful links on this topic:

NSPCC – Helpline and Information

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